World War One play Brummagem Pals coming to the Lichfield Garrick

A new play set during World War One comes to the Lichfield Garrick next week.

Brummagem Pals has been written by Don Maclean and Malcolm Stent and follows 17-year-old best mates Jackie Moore and Danny Arrowsmith who are intent on abandoning their apprenticeships in favour of adventure.

A spokesperson said: “The summer of 1914 heard the threat of war rumbling around Europe and by August Britain was at war with Germany.

“Jackie and Danny enlist in the 14th and serve together all through World War One, from recruitment and training, through the Battle of the Somme, Italy and back to France.

“This is the moving story of two ordinary boys, their lives and loves and their families caught up in the horrors of the war to end all wars.

“With five new songs written by Malcolm and one by Don, alongside Trench songs sung by the soldiers, this a story not to be missed.”

Brummegem Pals plays at the Lichfield Garrick on November 18 and 19. Tickets cost £19.50, and can be booked online at www.lichfieldgarrick.com or by calling the box office on 01543 412121.

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